Ruth E. Rose (n?e Port), 60, of Indianapolis, IN (formerly of Hammond, IN) was born on February 17, 1962 to Alvin and Audrey (Putz) Port in Blue Island, IL. She passed away peacefully at home on March 29, 2022, surrounded by her family after battling leukemia for 4 years. Ruth was predeceased by her mother, Audrey, her father, Alvin, and her sister, Julie.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years Michael W. Rose of Indianapolis, IN, one son Christopher M. Rose of Greenwood, IN, three daughters Cynthia M. Rose of Indianapolis, IN, Teresa M. Rose of Anacortes , WA and Kathryn M. Rose of Indianapolis, IN, two brothers John Port (Tina) of Casa Grande, AZ and Bill Port (Rachel) of Schererville, IN, two sisters Lorene Wilson (Bob) of Chicago, IL and Alice Kornblum of Schererville, IN and many nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Thornridge High School in Dolton, IL in 1980 as an Illinois State Scholar. Ruth also studied at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois and Purdue NorthWest in Hammond, IN.
Some of Ruth’s fondest memories were playing dolls and monopoly with her sisters and learning to play pinochle on Sunday nights at her grandmother’s house. His favorite games included Parcheesi, Othello, Sudoku, Chess and Puzzles.
Ruth has made many lifelong friends at the Lynwood Rink, including her husband, Michael Rose. The two got married on May 22, 1987 and raised their 4 fantastic children together. She was very involved in her children’s lives, taking on active roles in the community, including Boy Scout leader, Boy Scout mother, and volunteering at her children’s schools as a housewife. These activities led to Ruth’s 15-year teaching career; she had a real passion for working with disadvantaged students and children with learning disabilities. Ruth was an exceptional cook. She enjoyed walks in nature preserves, state parks, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Throughout her life, Ruth enjoyed participating in and leading several Bible study groups.
She was a member of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Greenwood, IN.
Father Stephen W. Giannini will conduct a Christian Burial Mass on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi Catholic Church 5901 Olive Branch Road in Greenwood, IN. Friends can call from 11 a.m. until church service time.
A Christian burial mass is pending in Highland, IN.
Entombment will take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Calumet City, IL.
In lieu of flowers, Ruth has asked for donations to a disadvantaged school in your area or a charity supporting refugees in her honor.
Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center 300 South US 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN is taking care of the arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information 317-738-0202.